SparkPeople At Home Sweat Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9411 For those who workout at home. Any and every kind of home exercise. Whether your preference is Cathe, Jari, the Firm, Turbo Jam, Slim Series, etc. SparkPeople At Home Sweat Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9411 Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight L http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x58205435 Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight Loss and Health <BR> <BR> What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the best way to lose weight and get healthy. You can design a life where health and weight loss are an automatic side effect of your environment. <BR> <BR> Changing your behavior is much easier if you set up cue... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:41:05 EST Manduka on Zulily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x57652605 Mat and towels on Zulily. <BR> <link>www.zulily.com/e/manduka-86165.html?<BR>email=trinni@gmail.com&deliverable=7b7<BR>9d6957f7d308d594cc58372da7f69_20140425<BR>&ns=ns_502259551|1398527415804 </link> <BR> <BR> A day a half left on this deal. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:53:56 EST What did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x57546522 A check in for if you want to check in :-) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:20:49 EST Limited Board Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x56992526 Hello sweaters :-), <BR> <BR> I'm at a crossroads right now. I'm not sure if this team should keep going. Once upon a time, they were loads of interesting posts and great convos. This seems to have slipped in the past couple of years. <BR> <BR> My goal when I started this team was a place for those of us who workout at home to have a place to celebrate and share what we enjoyed as well as struggles and victories. There doesn't seem to be much interest at this point. <BR> <BR> I'm reachi... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:39:56 EST New Year almost upon us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x55948019 What did you learn this year? <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the next year? <BR> <BR> What will you do differently? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:49:10 EST Tracy Anderson Method for Beginners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x54435716 NAME - Tracy Anderson <BR> DURATION - 60 minutes (2 30-minute workouts) <BR> EQUIPMENT - Chair & 3 lb weights <BR> TYPE of workout - Toning <BR> MUSIC - Nonexistent <BR> IMPACT - None <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - N/A <BR> <BR> I'm reviewing on one of the 30-minute toning sections. I have previewed both but only did one. <BR> <BR> The set is bright, airy and modern. There are tables with mats and other misc things in the background. The windows are covered with what may be paper with what seems to ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 16:56:30 EST Walk it Off in 30 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x54432628 NAME - Leslie Sanson <BR> DURATION - 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength <BR> EQUIPMENT - Cardio 1 - 3lb hand weight; Strength - 5 - 12lb weights <BR> TYPE of workout - 30 minutes cardio/30 minutes strength <BR> MUSIC - I can't remember the music so I'll say nondescript <BR> IMPACT - Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - Basic <BR> <BR> I'll only be reviewing the cardio part as that's the only part I've done since receiving yesterday. For the cardio portion you can use hand weights. Up to 3 ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:53:23 EST intenSati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x54380982 This is just based on initial impressions upon viewing. I will update after I've actually done the workout. <BR> <BR> NAME - Patricia Moreno <BR> DURATION - 60 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT - yoga mat for the meditation at the end <BR> TYPE of workout - Cardio <BR> MUSIC - Meditative <BR> IMPACT - Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - Low/Moderate <BR> <BR> This workout is broken down into 4 sections; Warm Up, Upper Body, Lower Body and Stretch & Meditation. <BR> <BR> The warm up (5 minutes) - This section ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:03:25 EST The Psychology of Effective Workout Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x52632256 Workout Music <BR> By Ferris Jabr | Scientific American – Wed, Mar 20, 2013 <BR> <BR> “I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007, when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order "to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge." Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shir... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:57:42 EST 3 Months into the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x52600348 Hello sweaters :-), <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Are you meeting/achieving your goals? <BR> <BR> Keep pushing, you are worth it :-) Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:10:51 EST 6 Surprising Way to Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x52275218 By Marie Claire | Healthy Living – Fri, Feb 22, 2013 3:46 PM EST <BR> <BR> <BR> Forget every carb-cutting, craving-canceling trick you know. We combed through the latest diet research for the skinny on skinny. <BR> <BR> 1. OLD RULE: CUT CARBS <BR> <BR> Why you should break it: Low-carb diets reigned during the Atkins craze, but in the long run, people can't maintain them. According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, dieters who ate carbs in moderation lost about five pounds ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:26:26 EST Step workout with jammin music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x51586222 can you recommend s step worout dvd or yourtube that has really great music Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:03:30 EST Amazon Sale on Gaiam Dvds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x51550576 <link>www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=p<BR>e_172280_27640060_pe_r1_[[row1_rowreft<BR>ag]]ptr/?docId=1000895131&ie=UTF8&plgroup=1 </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:24:58 EST Article on Meditation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x51540344 Your Body On...Meditation <BR> When you meditate, your body—and brain!—delight in a one-of-a-kind experience. Try it for as few as 12 minutes a day, and get the full benefits of meditation <BR> <BR> BY LAURA BEIL <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> While meditation comes in dozens of forms, including the popular transcendental and mindfulness methods, they all involve one thing: a heightened state of awareness. Sound oddly intangible? Consider this: At any given time, your thoughts bounce like Ping-Pong ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:31:05 EST Is There an Optimal Time to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x51441811 <link>blog.womenshealthmag.com/thisjustin/<BR>circadian-rhythm/?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-<BR>1150884-_-01022013-_-IsThereanOptimalT<BR>imetoExercise-ReadMore </link> <BR> <BR> Exercise can help us sleep better and reduce our risk for chronic disease—but does it matter when you do it? <BR> <BR> New research on mice from the University of California, Los Angeles’s Brain Research Institute suggests that exercising during the daytime can improve your sleep and reduce your risk for health problems... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:03:42 EST Collagev ideo.com Weekly Supersale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x51436305 Through Jan 8th <BR> <BR> www.collagevideo.com/sale <BR> <BR> Rodney Yee - AM Yoga for your week - $7.98 <BR> Jillian Michaels' Kickbox Fast Fix - $4.98 <BR> 10 Minute Solution Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner - $5.98 <BR> Crunch Fat Burning Ab Attack - $5.98 <BR> Brooke Burke's Strengthen and Condition - $6.98 <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:12:32 EST Happy New Year Sweaters!!!! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x51413330 What was your first workout of the new year????? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:34:17 EST Kathy Smith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x51195458 Kathy Smith has a new website and program. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.kathysmithreshape.com/ </link> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:44:42 EST YogaDown load.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x51182163 12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 - Get an Elite Month Membership for only $10!! <BR> For one day only, get an Elite Month Membership with UNLIMITED streaming of every class and UNLIMITED downloading of YogaDownload brand classes for a mere $10 <BR> <BR> Use the code: EliteM10 during checkout (add the Elite Month Membership to your cart first) Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:10:49 EST Why Women Don’t (But Should) Lift Weights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x51108507 Why Women Don’t (But Should) Lift Weights <BR> By Jenna Bergen <BR> Dec 05, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> Your Best Fitness <BR> by Jenna Bergen <BR> Despite study after study supporting the benefits of strength training, many women still opt for cardio over weights. Maybe they’re worried about “bulking up.” Women have seen a few too many beefy men grunting it out in the weight room and fear that if they pick up a dumbbell, they’ll suddenly start to resemble a linebacker, too. <BR> <BR> This can h... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:03:59 EST Holiday Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x51048598 Hello everyone :-) <BR> <BR> During the holidays it can be so hard to stay on track. So my idea was committing to getting in at least 30 minutes of activity per day. This will be kind of like the advent calendars I buy my kiddos :-) <BR> <BR> With that being said, let's give it a shot, just 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Track here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Woo hoo!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start - <BR> Day 1 <BR> 3 Mile Slim & Sleek - 45 mins <BR> Sculpted Buns & Thighs - 20 mins <BR> Class... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:03:05 EST Should You Try These Fad Diets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x50643018 <BR> If you're looking for a life-changing nutrition fix (and who isn't?), read this before you head to the health-food store. Experts reveal the truth about the latest diet fads, from bee pollen to the paleo diet. <BR> <BR> <BR> By Janet Lee <BR> <BR> <BR> Green Smoothies <BR> <BR> <BR> The trend explained: These super-concentrated blends of green vegetables and fruit can deliver your five daily servings in one glass. They're usually packed with the kinds of leafy greens, such as k... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:23:50 EST $59 Insanity with Free Shipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x50611575 <link>www.kgbdeals.com/national/deals/1475<BR>17/59-discount-on-insanity-60-day-home<BR>-conditioning-workout-program--free-shipping </link> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:15:01 EST Sale - Yoga Download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x50575219 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Yoga download is offering up at 50% off. <BR> <BR> <link>www.yogadownload.com/YogaClasses/Fal<BR>lSale.aspx </link> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:29:55 EST Hot Hula Pre-sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x50542154 $14.99 <BR> <BR> <link>hot-hula-fitness1.mybigcommerce.com/<BR>shop-dvds/ </link> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:09:47 EST iTrain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x50406111 I have an iTrain gift card for anyone interested. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:59:13 EST Zumba Exhilarate on Open Sky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x50406095 is available on Open Sky $49. <BR> <BR> <link>https://opensky.com/fitnessista/prod<BR>uct/zumba-exhilarate-body-shaping-syst<BR>em---5-dvd-set?utm_source=Sailthru&utm<BR>_medium=email&utm_term=-Rewards%20Memb<BR>ers%20Zumba&utm_campaign=Zumba%20Alert </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:58:02 EST Standing Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x50243850 I am in need of standing ab work recs!! I don't mind crunches but they get monotonous. Pilates right now, I'm not thrilled with the idea at the moment. This may change later. <BR> <BR> I have Ab Jam an that offers 10 mins of standing ab work. <BR> <BR> Any recs? Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:38:56 EST Morning Workouts Could Curb Appetite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x50097391 by Laura Schwecherl · Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 04:38 pm GMT -4 · Fitness <BR> <BR> <BR> Exercise burns calories, but a morning workout may actually make us skip that delicious egg sandwich. A new study conducted at Brigham Young University discovered that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous morning exercise actually reduced a person’s motivation to hit the fridge afterwards. <BR> <BR> The Study <BR> Researchers measured the brain activity of 35 women while they looked at 240 images — ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:10:08 EST Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x50073411 Do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> If so, how do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> For each week I'm consistent, I give myself a present. Nothing extravagant but I give myself little pressies. Like a new body wash or lotion. <BR> <BR> This past week, I gave myself a bottle of B by Boucheron perfume (outlet $20). <BR> <BR> Do share :-) Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:06:11 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x50073381 This is my 5th week of being consistent. I missed one workout thanks to the DMV but I did workout that morning so what I really missed was my Get Ripped workout for that day. <BR> <BR> I know everyone is doing great so give yourself a pat on the back. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:02:53 EST The Easiest Way To Live Longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x49917287 The Easiest Way To Live Longer <BR> By Lisa Collier Cool <BR> Sep 11, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you know that every minute you walk can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes? In addition, many studies show that people who walk regularly live longer, weigh less, have lower blood pressure, and enjoy better overall health than non-walkers. <BR> <BR> Ready to lace on your shoes? If you want to add to the amount of walking you do, just clip on a pedometer. That simple action actually increases y... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:09:58 EST Add 21 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x49778553 I'm adding another 21 days :-). <BR> <BR> My personal challenge.......AM exercise!!!!! <BR> <BR> This means getting up an hour earlier than I have to and getting a workout done. I have been doing this for about a week with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays. I do get my workouts in but not as early in the morning as during the week. <BR> <BR> Well, here goes nothing. <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:50:33 EST Total Fitness Dvds Moving Sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x49597294 Total Fitness dvds is having a moving sale. <BR> <BR> Tonight thru Sunday night. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.totalfitnessdvds.com/Pro<BR>ductDetails.asp?ProductCode=saleitems </link> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:03:08 EST Barre3 anyone?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x49590902 Facebook offer <BR> <BR> Sadie Lincoln is giving away FREE barre3 online workouts for those who are curious! Feel free to share! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Share this free friends and family with anyone curious about barre3 online workouts! Enter promocode: b3friendsandfamily https://www.mybarre3.com/subscribers/sign_<BR>up Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:52:52 EST Continuing the 21 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x49453101 Hello everyone!! <BR> <BR> It's been a bit nuts the past couple of weeks for me but I'm back and I would like to continue the 21 day challenge. I hope that everyone will join in and make or break those habits that we all have a tendency to hold on to. <BR> <BR> This next challenge will start on Sunday, August 19th. I'm looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Have an awesome week and remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:57:48 EST How do you track??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x49245461 I have been trying different workout DVD’s from the library but have not been tracking them. Can you help me figure the most accurate way to track them? I tried looking in the reviews but no one has listed them yet (guess I better get on that). Many of them are cardio but also use dumbbells for strength. I suppose I could sit and watch and just count reps but would that mean my cardio time goes down? The problem with that is you are still doing the cardio while doing the weights. <BR> ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:12:18 EST 21 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x48859425 It takes 21 days to form a habit. I've taken 21 days to get back on track with my workouts. I thought it would be a great challenge. <BR> <BR> So what healthy habit do you want to develop or restart??? <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 18:33:40 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x48641048 I everyone! I am new to the team but have been doing sparkpeople for a long time now. I am down to my lasto 7 to 10 pounds. I like to do all types of exercise so I think this team will be a great choice for me. I do Jillian, treadmill, outdoor activties, Leslie Sansone, I am going to try p90x soon also. Basically I will do anything that will help in my efforts to ditch the last pounds and then to stay healthy!!! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:46:09 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 6 Better late than never. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47875555 Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> I apologize for the lateness of this. My brother was hit by a car over the weekend so I was doing the big sister thing. Hence the reason for my lateness. <BR> <BR> Week 6 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 45 - 60 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in. With the weather getting warmer, stay hydrated!!! <BR> <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> <BR> At the end of the week, reward your... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:54:55 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47702467 Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 5 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 45 - 60 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in. With the weather getting warmer, stay hydrated!!! <BR> <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what y... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:27:28 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47605476 Sorry I missed posting the challenge last week. Things were a bit crazy to say the least. <BR> <BR> Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 4 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push your... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:34:43 EST Amazon Deals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x47404406 <link>www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_in_-<BR>2_p_n_theme_browse-bin_5?rh=n%3A262537<BR>3011%2Cn%3A%212901003011%2Cn%3A%212901<BR>007011%2Cn%3A2921749011%2Cp_n_theme_br<BR>owse-bin%3A2662338011&bbn=2921749011&i<BR>e=UTF8&qid=1333463791&rnid=2650362011# </link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:38:40 EST Total Fitness DVDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x47386329 <link>https://www.totalfitnessdvds.com/Pro<BR>ductDetails.asp?ProductCode=saleitems </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Shopping!!!!!!!!! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:57:01 EST Spring has Sprung -Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47386106 I'm so late in posting this. This weekend got away from me. <BR> <BR> So here we go :-) <BR> <BR> Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 2 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yours... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:45:25 EST Spring has Sprung Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47243096 Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Our Challenge begins tomorrow!! I'm so excited and I hope we have loads of takers. This challenge will run through Memorial Day which is a huge beach week for most <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Since this is a lifestyle change each week we'll incorporate lifestyle changes as well. <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <em>315</em> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <em>194</em> <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself <em>144</em> , ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:27:10 EST Spring has Sprung Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x47205698 Hello sweaters, <BR> <BR> I will be posting a challenge that will start on Sunday. It will be our Spring has Sprung challenge. Yeah I know it's corny but whatever works. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for details which will be forthcoming this weekend. <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish ;-) Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:36:16 EST Spring is almost upon us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x46789911 Actually, in NJ, Spring has practically been here all along, lol. We have had 60* days here this month! <BR> Once the weather turns warm, what will you all be doing outside to get your exercise? <BR> I run outdoors, and I kayak after May 1st. We also walk the dogs, but that is a year round thing. <BR> We also like to bike around town once the weather warms up, <BR> <em>332</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:44:42 EST Book for your head and Ellen Barrett http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46614289 <link>www.washingtonpost.com/national/heal<BR>th-science/a-book-for-protecting-your-<BR>heart-an-exercise-dvd-for-protecting-y<BR>our-joints/2011/12/21/gIQAUlffuQ_story.html </link> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:20:28 EST Eat bananas when they're green and potatoes when t http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46585891 Eat bananas when they're green and potatoes when they're cold <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2<BR>100750/Eat-bananas-theyre-green-potato<BR>es-theyre-cold-Surprising-advice-thatl<BR>l-transform-enjoy-favourite-foods.html </link> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:09:00 EST Mediterranean diet can cut risk of developing age- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46583408 Mediterranean diet can cut risk of developing age-related brain disorders, says new study <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2<BR>100683/Mediterranean-diet-cut-risk-dev<BR>eloping-age-related-brain-disorders-sa<BR>ys-new-study.html </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:00:38 EST 7 Foods That Help You Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46251684 <link>www.ivillage.com/7-foods-help-you-sl<BR>eep/4-b-156850?nlcid=ek|01-26-2012| </link> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:16:02 EST 52 Little Changes for Big Weigh Loss Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46251655 <link>www.ivillage.com/52-little-changes-b<BR>ig-weight-loss-results/4-b-394731?nlci<BR>d=ek|01-26-2012| </link> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:14:48 EST 9 Superfoods That Could Save Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46251635 <link>www.ivillage.com/9-superfoods-could-<BR>save-your-life-4/4-b-122929 </link> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:13:29 EST 30 Ways to Burn 100+ Calories Without Even Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46213753 30 Ways to Burn 100+ Calories Without Even Trying <BR> <BR> <link>www.shape.com/weight-loss/weight-los<BR>s-strategies/30-ways-burn-100-calories<BR>-without-even-trying </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:26:36 EST 15 Fast and Easy Meals for the Girl Who Doesn't Co http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46212841 15 Fast and Easy Meals for the Girl Who Doesn't Cook <BR> <BR> <link>www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-id<BR>eas/15-fast-and-easy-meals-girl-who-do<BR>esnt-cook </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:40:00 EST The Best Fitness Tips from People Whose Body is Th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46212784 The Best Fitness Tips from People Whose Body is Their Career <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/at-home/best-fitness<BR>-tips-people-whose-body-career-1646002<BR>77.html </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:37:53 EST Sweet Stunners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46210073 Surprisingly Sugar-Filled Supermarket Staples <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/surprisingly-sugar-<BR>filled-supermarket-staples/4-b-279931?<BR>nlcid=js|01-23-2012| </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:17:21 EST Fat Free, Gluten Free and Other Labels that Hinder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46210060 Weight Loss <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/fat-free-gluten-fre<BR>e-and-other-labels-hinder-weight-loss/<BR>4-b-232426?nlcid=js|01-23-2012| </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:16:11 EST What's really in the food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46210029 <link>www.naturalnews.com/033162_food_ingr<BR>edients_chemicals.html </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:14:05 EST 10 Great Ideas for Healthy Meals in a Flash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46209928 <link>www.ivillage.com/10-great-ideas-heal<BR>thy-meals-flash/3-b-69501?nlcid=js|01-<BR>24-2012| </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:06:40 EST 20 Healthy & Delicious Snacks to Eat at your Desk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46209907 <link>www.ivillage.com/20-healthy-and-deli<BR>cious-snacks-eat-your-desk/4-b-400086?<BR>nlcid=js|01-24-2012|#400093 </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:05:31 EST 100 Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46209893 <link>www.ivillage.com/100-healthy-snacks-<BR>under-200-calories-0/4-b-291931?nlcid=<BR>js|01-24-2012|#292107 </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:04:03 EST Self Workout Builder Tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x46141496 <link>workouts.self.com/ </link> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:51:29 EST 100 Way to Get SlimWithout a Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46141289 <link>www.ivillage.com/100-ways-get-slim-w<BR>ithout-gym/4-b-365413?nlcid=js|01-20-2<BR>012| </link> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:41:19 EST Informercial Fitness Gear Scams or Scores http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46141213 <link>www.ivillage.com/infomercial-fitness<BR>-gear-scams-or-scores/4-b-307326 </link> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:37:09 EST Best Workout for Your Body Type http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46119168 <link>www.ivillage.com/best-workout-your-b<BR>ody-type/4-b-340759?nlcid=js|01-19-201<BR>2|#341174 </link> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:18:29 EST Wonderful Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46105448 How many have you already incorporated? <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/jumpstart/experts-re<BR>veal-15-small-diet-changes-big-weight-<BR>165100311.html </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:33:54 EST How to Lose Weight All Day Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46104906 Understanding and working with your body's natural hunger and sleep rhythms will vanquish cravings, increase energy, and help you lose more weight. <BR> <BR> It's not just what you eat or how much you exercise that matters; it's the timing of each component that is the true secret to weight loss success. Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to all-day food cues and too much nighttime artificial light. The result: You're ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:59:58 EST Best Workout and Exercise Dvds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46102723 <link>www.ivillage.com/best-workout-and-ex<BR>ercise-dvds-weight-loss-fitness-and-ge<BR>tting-shape/4-b-346117?nlcid=dt|01-04-2012| </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:02:33 EST 10 Types of Dance that will Tone Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x46098199 <link>www.ivillage.com/10-types-dance-will<BR>-tone-your-body/4-b-383377?nlcid=js|01<BR>-18-2012|#last </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:13:19 EST Trubates Fitness Deals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x46011738 <link>www.trubates.com/richmond-va/c-fitne<BR>ss/ </link> <BR> <BR> $11 3-month online gym membership <BR> <BR> $5 Fitness and Nutrition Consultation Webinar <BR> <BR> $10 for $20 worth of fitness apparell <BR> <BR> $45 for $90 Ten DVD Fitness Program + Resistance Band, Fitness Guide & Free Shipping <BR> <BR> Enjoy!! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:10:31 EST Groupon Fitness Deals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x46011676 <link>www.groupon.com/grouponicus?utm_medi<BR>um=site&utm_source=announcement&s=head<BR>er&d=resolution </link> <BR> <BR> Shaun T.s Rockin Body for $20 with $5.95 shipping. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:05:10 EST Classic Comfort Foods Made Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45988846 <link>shine.yahoo.com/jumpstart/classic-co<BR>mfort-foods-made-healthy-234400777.html </link> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:14:09 EST ....The Best-Tasting Diet-Plan Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45964748 <link>shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/best-tast<BR>ing-diet-plan-meals-161100832.html </link> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:27:33 EST New Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45963571 OK At Home Sweat-ers, how about a new challenge? We did Cardio in the Fall, how about a food challenge, or a toning challenge for Winter? <BR> Let me know what you all think. Also think about what length the challenge should be! Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:25:08 EST Fitness Celebrities Share Their Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45963223 <link>www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01<BR>/diet-and-fitness-celebrities-share-th<BR>eir-2012-resolutions/ </link> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:02:53 EST Fitness Stars to Watch in 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45963148 <link>shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/fitne<BR>ss-stars-watch-2012-051100501.html </link> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:55:21 EST 9 Best Fitness Moves of All Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45817328 <link>health.yahoo.net/articles/fitness/9-<BR>best-fitness-moves-all-time </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:34:57 EST Weird Weight Loss Tricks that Really Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45817319 <link>health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth<BR>/weird-weight-loss-tricks-really-work </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:34:16 EST Top Fitness Trends for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45714063 <link>fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/top-fitness<BR>-trends-2012 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:41:35 EST New Year, New Challenges, Renewal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45713806 Hello all, <BR> <BR> The new year is almost upon us. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the coming year???? <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to hear from all of you :-). <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. <BR> <BR> Live. Life. Up! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:24:39 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 11 FINAL WEEK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45589830 Join in now, it is never too late! Aim for cardio 30 minutes, 3 times a week! <BR> Start thinking about the next challenge! What should we challenge ourselves to do next time? Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:46:44 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45477948 Join in any time, 2 weeks of exercie left! We are aming for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week! Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:07:19 EST 25 Good, Cheap Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45396994 By Stepfanie Romine, co-author "The SparkPeople Cookbook" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The cost benefits of cooking at home far outweigh the money you'll save by cutting processed and takeout foods from your family's diet. We surveyed a major East Coast metropolitan grocery chain to determine these prices. Costs will vary according to where you live, but this list represents foods that traditionally offer great health value while being kind to your wallet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beans and l... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:18:42 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45390228 Join in now, even if you haven't been counting! We are trying for 30 minutes, 3 days a week! <BR> <BR> Dec 5: 35 min wii fit, easy day, sore muscle after the 5K yesterday Mon, 5 Dec 2011 22:04:46 EST Total Fitness DVDs Super Sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x45321758 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Totalfitnessdvds.com is having a super sale!!! Here is the link to the dvds on sale. All orders over $19 ship free. <BR> <BR> Here's to your health :-) <BR> <BR> <link>www.totalfitnessdvds.com/product-p/s<BR>aleitems.htm </link> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:23:24 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45276418 so sorry I missed week 7! Crazy busy, but no excuse! <BR> Post week 7 here if you did cardio, I ran a 5 mile race on the 19th and haven't done anything else until today! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:14:19 EST 13 Things You Never Knew About Your Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45108960 13 Things You Never Knew About Your Weight <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Magazine <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 14, 2011 10:09 AM EST <BR> <BR> 1. It Really Is Genetic <BR> When scientists first discovered it in certain chubby mice, they called it simply the fatso gene. Years later, when they scoured the human genome for markers that increased vulnerability to type 2 diabetes, the fatso gene (now more politely called FTO) showed up there too. Turns out, ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:09:32 EST Benefits of Yogurt - 4 Ways Yogurt Makes You Healt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45108887 Benefits of Yogurt - 4 Ways Yogurt Makes You Healthy <BR> August 13, 2010 12:00 AM by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD | <BR> <BR> <BR> Some health-food trends come and go as fast as color fads in kids' sneaks. Just as last year's retro reds are this year's high-top metallics, last year's gluten-free oats are this year's pea flour. Acacia seeds are out; chia seeds are in. But really great foods have staying power. Take yogurt, especially Greek yogurt -- NOT the tricked-up "yogur... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:04:47 EST 5 Worst Fast-Food Breakfasts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x45108861 5 Worst Fast-Food Breakfasts (and What You Should Order Instead) <BR> By The Editors at RealAge <BR> <BR> <BR> That bagel and cream cheese may not be your best breakfast option. <BR> The holidays are just about here, and between errands and travels, you may have to hit up a fast-food joint or coffeehouse in search of breakfast. The bad news: There's plenty of junky temptation out there. The good news: Lots of franchises have jumped on the health bandwagon and now offer better alternatives. ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:03:22 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, Week 6! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x45096509 How is everyone doing? Is your cardio improving? <BR> Join in anytime, we are trying for 30 minutes, 3 times a week! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:30:16 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44955098 This challenge runs Monday Nov. 7 until Sunday, Nov. 13 <BR> Feel free to join in any time! We are shooting for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week, but don't feel bad if you don't make it one week! Just jump back in! <BR> <em>442</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 22:15:41 EST How to Never Miss a Workout Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44882202 Article By: Sally Bevan <BR> <BR> <BR> Excuse-proof your workout by scheduling in fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Isn't it funny that the moment you decide to exercise, something always gets in the way? Mom stops by. That report is suddenly urgent. The dog ate your running shoes. Maybe it's time to organize your exercise? <BR> <BR> Make life easy for yourself <BR> Plan a regimen that fits your lifestyle. If you work irregular hours, for example, don't sign up for classes that start at the... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:04:10 EST 9 so-called diet foods that make you hungrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44882188 9 so-called diet foods that make you hungrier. <BR> Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger, <BR> <BR> Put down that light yogurt, it may be making you fat. As it turns out, a number of foods that are commonly thought to be great for weight loss can actually stimulate the appetite. We spoke with Marjorie Nolan, R.D., National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, to get the skinny on foods that can trigger hunger and sabotage your diet. <BR> <BR> 1. Light yogurt <BR> <BR> The blast o... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:03:11 EST Heal Better: Smart Workout Pain Solutions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44868572 Heal Better: Smart Workout Pain Solutions. <BR> by FITNESS Magazine, <BR> <BR> A real pain in the butt (hamstring, ankle, or shoulder) doesn't have to put your active routine on ice. Here are three smarter ways to ease the aches. <BR> <BR> <BR> The pain: Sharp and sudden <BR> What to do: Stop exercising immediately. Let loose with a few expletives if you're so inclined: Research shows that swearing helps block pain. Then try gentle stretching. If it's just a muscle spasm, that should help... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:59:08 EST 4 soothing scents to de-stress. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44868539 4 soothing scents to de-stress. <BR> <BR> by The Editors of EatingWell Magazine, <BR> By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine <BR> <BR> The holidays are just around the corner and although it’s supposed to be joyful, it can also be a stressful time for many people (myself included). As the associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine and a registered dietitian, I know that when times get tough it can be tempting to let healthy habits slip... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:57:22 EST Interval Training: Short Workouts That Really Pay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44868505 Interval Training: Short Workouts That Really Pay Off <BR> by SHAPE magazine, <BR> <BR> Less time in the gym doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fitness if you know this secret: Interval training . Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio (you know: just doing the same thing for your whole workout t... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:55:31 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44850243 Happ Halloween! Let's get going on that cardio, it will help burn off any goodies we might eat! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:11:35 EST 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44846247 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout <BR> Kristen Dold, Women's Health <BR> <BR> The secret to shaving time off your workout without sacrificing results: doing dynamic combo moves that target at least two muscle groups (think quads and biceps) in each rep, says Paul Katami, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in West Hollywood, California, who created this exercise routine. "They are great time-savers and also challenge your stabilizer muscles, which help improve core strength and balance.... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:16:48 EST Kick Up Your Core http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44846222 Kick Up Your Core <BR> The Editors of Men's Health <BR> <BR> A fighter's body should be a streamlined machine, as lean and muscular as it needs to be—no more, no less. That requires efficient training, says mixed martial arts trainer Chad Waterbury, M.S., author of Huge in a Hurry. This cutting-edge workout develops upper-body strength, size, and endurance simultaneously, packing so much exercise into just 15 minutes that you'll shrink your waistline in the process. And to find out the regim... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:15:20 EST The 4 Best and 3 Worst Sweeteners to Have in Your http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44846183 The 4 Best and 3 Worst Sweeteners to Have in Your Kitchen <BR> By Leah Zerbe, Rodale.com <BR> <BR> At this point, it's common knowledge that high-fructose corn syrup and refined sugar are bad for us. But given all the marketing hype behind different "natural" alternatives, it's hard to know which ones really are the best sweeteners. Complicating matters, new studies, like one just published in the journal Cancer Research, are finding that fructose, a sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup, ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:12:59 EST Yoga poses you can do anytime, anywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44788677 Even if you don't have hours to spend in a studio each week, you can still get the benefits of yoga practice. In our video below, yoga expert Tara Stiles demonstrates five easy poses that can be done anywhere to soothe tense muscles and stressed-out minds (you can read detailed instructions on each pose in my blog below). <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Deep Breathing <BR> If you're stuck in a stressful situation (like endless traffic), Stiles says the easiest way to reduce tension on the spot is t... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:29:49 EST Four Ways to Get a Workout While Watching TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44788492 Why not get a workout while you watch TV? After a hard day at work many people, including myself, want to relax and watch television. Break the habit of eating while watching your favorite show and create a new custom. Get into a new routine by working out while watching your favorite program. <BR> <BR> <BR> #1 Pedal during the program <BR> <BR> <BR> With a mini pedal exerciser you can pedal during your favorite television program. This compact piece of exercise equipment allows you to si... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:17:46 EST Six Surprising Ways To Boost Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44768903 We’ve heard it a million times: eat less, exercise more and pack your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. How about some new ideas for a change? Here are six simple steps you may never have considered before guaranteed to boost your overall health. <BR> <BR> Stand Up When You're Riding The Bus Or The Train <BR> <BR> Recent research shows sitting for prolonged periods can hurt your health. Standing at your desk is one way to cut down sitting time, but you can also take advantage of a ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:02:55 EST The Fitness Truth Will Set You Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44768870 By Tish Merritt, http://www.FitBottomedGirls.com/ <BR> <BR> The idea "fitness truths" came to me the week I got back in the running saddle. I hadn’t run for many moons and was excited and pumped to get my legs going again. It wasn’t even two minutes into dressing in the girls’ locker room though that someone started ragging on me for being enthusiastic about working out. This warped woman had a twisted idea of why people should go to the gym…and apparently wanting to feel healthy and fit was... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:01:06 EST 8 Ways to Feel Happier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44768855 According to our forefathers, the pursuit of happiness is our inalienable right – so do your patriotic duty by putting more joy in your life with proven mood boosters. <BR> <BR> Write your relationship success story. Find 50+ Singles on BetterDate.com. Join Free Today! <BR> <BR> These uplifting attitude adjustments take less time and effort than you'd think! <BR> <BR> Practice Random Acts of Kindness <BR> <BR> Whether you volunteer at a soup kitchen or simply lend a supportive ear to so... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 07:59:59 EST Which Halloween Candy Is Healthier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44754173 From chocolate bars to candy corn, we've got the scoop on which favorite Halloween candies have more calories than a full-blown meal— and which ones to eat instead. <BR> <BR> 1. Seven Pixie Sticks vs. 20 pieces of Candy Corn: Wonka wins! Seven straws of this classic candy have 60 calories and 15g sugar, while the candy corn comes in at 150 calories and 28g sugar. &#8232; <BR> <BR> 2. Charleston Chews vs. Heath Bars: For more than 20 grams less sugar, enjoy three fun size Heath Bars (240 cal... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:38:41 EST Two Worst Foods for Your Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44754142 For people trying to lose weight, here's the good news: Nutrition researchers have scoped out the enemy. Turns out potato chips and soda are the top waistline assassins. <BR> <BR> Everyone knows to cut back on junk food, but in a recent large study examining what foods were most associated with weight gain, potato chips and sweetened drinks stood out as the ultimate arch villains. Indeed, not all snacks are created equal. Here's why: <BR> <BR> Scientists have started to suspect that when it... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:36:59 EST 3 Tips to Love the Weight You're At Right Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44736114 Most of us have at least a few things we'd change about our bodies if we had the chance. But no matter if you're at your ideal weight or if you have quite a bit of weight to lose, you can learn to love the weight that you're at right now. It may sound hippity-dippity, but the more that you can begin to love and respect your body as it is now, the easier it can be to choose healthy behaviors that will allow you to get to your weight-loss goals or maintain your weight. <BR> So how do you start... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:41:22 EST Battle of the bulge: At-home workout vs. the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44736101 By Shauna Zamarripa – Tue Oct 18 8:44pm UTC <BR> Share your experience and advice and contribute content like this. Learn how. <BR> <BR> .Gym rats raise your hands. Now, get ready to learn something from an ex-gym rat that might just save you three thousand dollars a year. Yes, you read that correctly, because I'm about to break it down for you ladies, old school. <BR> <BR> From a Reformed Gym Rat <BR> <BR> I did it: I would go to the gym, jump on the treadmill and watch an episode of "Cha... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:40:17 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44734719 OK Ladies, let's start our third week! Fel free to jump in any time, you did not have to start with us, to finish with us! Those who have comepleted a week or two might be finding cardio just a little bit easier now! <BR> Today is a running day for me, what will you all be doing? <BR> <em>425</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:50:47 EST Restarting Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44694070 This is a thread for those of us who have stopped and now getting back on track. For those in need of encouragement and a place to vent frustrations, a place to share victories and setbacks. <BR> <BR> Of course please log your workouts as well :-) Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:09:45 EST 5 Moves for Flat Abs Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44691945 Say goodbye to boring crunches and hello to flat abs with these five moves. <BR> <BR> 1. Weighted bicycle: According to a San Diego State University study, the bicycle is one of the most effective abs exercises you can do, and this weighted version will have your rectus abdominus working overtime. <BR> <BR> How to do it: Start lying on your back with both knees bent. Extend your arms overhead, bending your left arm behind your head and holding onto your right arm, just above your elbow, wit... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:52:14 EST 5 Metabolism Boosters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44659890 Sure, we've heard that you should eat spicy foods and run intervals, but we wanted a few more proven strategies to add to our post-2 a.m. pizza repertoire. Here are 4 metabolism-boosting strategies we're psyched to use this week. <BR> <BR> Ditch the Treadmill <BR> Trade in your treadmill jogs for this approach from Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., fitness research director at Quincy College in Quincy, Mass. Choose 8 strength moves and do 12 to 16 reps of each (taking 2 seconds to raise, and 2 seconds... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:15:09 EST Mindless Eating Habits That Cause Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44643996 Much of our daily eating happens on autopilot. We grab a snack out of the fridge just because we happen to be walking past it. We pick up a greasy lunch on the run during a busy day. We wolf down dinner while catching up on the news. But mindless habits like these aren't waistline-friendly, and minor missteps are a reason some of us can't seem to shake off unwanted pounds. "The most dangerous habits are the ones that feel like they're no big deal," says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatn... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:40:11 EST Rapid weight loss best way to slim down: studies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44643847 Losing a lot of weight at once is the best way to permanently slim down, studies presented at Stockholm's International Congress on Obesity showed, going against accepted wisdom even among doctors. <BR> <BR> Katrina Purcell of the University of Melbourne in Australia, presented a study in which she compared a rapid diet to lose around 1.5 kilos (three pounds) a week over 12 weeks, to a gradual 36-week diet to lose 0.5 kilos per week. <BR> <BR> "Surprisingly, and against current beliefs, thi... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:30:41 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44625344 Here we go ladies, this week runs from Sunday October 16 until Saturday October 22 <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:00:34 EST REVIEW: CIRCUIT ZONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x44584280 NAME: Tracey Staehle <BR> DURATION: 74 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: dumbbells of various strengths,versa loop band (looped resistance band). Optional: step, foam roller, medicine ball <BR> TYPE: strength and cardio <BR> MUSIC rock and pop instrumental. i liked it! <BR> IMPAC: has some high impact moves but Tracey shows a modifier <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY the choreography that was included was basic and easy to grasp. <BR> <BR> This is a circuit training workout led by Tracey Staehle. In each circuit s... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:52:48 EST 5 Surprising Foods That Boost Immunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44549877 You’ve probably heard that orange juice and chicken soup can help kick a cold or combat the flu, but there are less obvious (and more appetizing) mealtime choices that help an ailing immune system. Below are five surprising foods that you might want to toss in your shopping cart the next time you feel a tickle in your throat. <BR> <BR> Kefir/Yogurt <BR> Many yogurts and almost all kefir, a fermented milk product, contain probiotics, the so-called “good” bacteria. These bacteria alter how the... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:56:03 EST Barre Dancing DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44536081 Has anyone tried a barre dancing dvd? Is it fun and is it effective? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:49:33 EST 3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight at the Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21536x9411x44533389 You go to the gym, work out, but you still aren't losing any weight. What gives? It's a frustrating scenario but not an impossible one to change. Here are three reasons why you aren't losing weight at the gym and what to do about them. <BR> <BR> <BR> •You're Not Doing Enough (Intense) Cardio Aerobic activity is the most efficient way to burn calories, so make sure you are consistent with cardio workouts. We recommend doing at least 30-45 minutes of cardio, three to four times a week. It's ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:12:34 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44516231 Ok ladies, it is time to bring it on and get in better Cardio shape, so we can survive Christmas! The challenge is to do 30 minutes of Cardio, 3 times a week. Of course, you can do more, and if you miss a week, no worries, just pick up where you left off! It will run from Monday to Sunday, and I will start a new thread each week! <BR> Who is with us? <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:03:39 EST What DVD are you doing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44488423 Today I did "This Is Tae Bo" so far today <em>216</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:11:27 EST Thanksgiving ?Cardio? Challenge. thought and ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44426419 Ok my friends, let's try and come up with a challenge for the Fall. I think we can end it around Thanksgiving, but the name can be anything fall related. (Fall into Cardio, etc) <BR> If you come up with any great challenge names, please share, <BR> Also, would you like it to be time based (30 minutes per day, 3 days a week, etc) or would you like it to be based on number of days. <BR> Also, do you prefer a cardio challenge or a toning challenge? (Firm for Fall, etc.) <BR> I am doing 5K traini... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:07:21 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x44407925 Hi my name is Kristin and I love to workout at home!!! I love Tae Bo, step aerobics, Jillian Micheals, I am training for a 5k and I am thinking of doing a triathlon. I hope to pick up some new fitness obsessions from you! I will be honest, I workout almost everyday lol. I look forward to getting to know you all <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 17:05:55 EST New Team Leader :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x44384972 Hi everyone! I will be your new team leader :) <BR> Please feel free to let me know what topics you like, and what kind of challenges you would be interetsed in. Maybe one for Fall, and start thinking about fun Winter challenges as well! <BR> I love to work out at home, I am training for 5Ks right now, and run in my neighborhood, and I am also going to be training for a marathon. <BR> In between, I am currently doing Rip 60, just finishing week one, but I also love Zumba, kettle bells, the F... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 12:48:13 EST Cardio Check-In 7/17 - 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x43043042 Sorry, just got my laptop back but here we are :-) <BR> <BR> WATP Express Super Challenge - 58 mins Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:36:33 EST Cardio Check-in 06/26 - 07/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x42646985 WATP Express 3 Mile - 50 mins Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:20:40 EST Cardio Check-in 6/19 - 6/25/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x42517815 Sunday <BR> The Big Burn - 20 minutes <BR> Ripped - 55 minutes <BR> PM <BR> Turbo Jam - 20 Minute <BR> Sculpted Buns and Thighs - 20 mins Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:33:40 EST Cardio Check-In 06/13 - 06/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x42408322 Walk Off Even More Weight - 35 mins (with weighted belt) <BR> Turbo Jam - 20 mins (with weighted belt and weighted gloves) <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:18:20 EST Cardio Check in 5/29 - 6/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x42104224 This weeks check in begins!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 29 May 2011 09:46:19 EST Weekly Check-In 05/22-05/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x41973298 Welcome to the weekly check in!!!! <BR> <BR> This week is......45 minutes of cardio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's go team!! Sun, 22 May 2011 13:24:55 EST Newbie starting team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x41788098 Hi everyone!! My name is Erika and I am new to the team. I am a stay at home mom with a 2 year old. I am working on making sure I make time for myself to workout! It is easier for me to stay home and do it then go to a gym. I am looking forward to the tips I will learn here!! Thu, 12 May 2011 18:06:47 EST Weekly Check-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x40867507 Hello AHS, <BR> <BR> To keep myself honest.......and maybe some others :-). I'll be starting weekly check-ins. They will start on Sunday and end on Saturday at Midnight. <BR> <BR> This coming Sunday will be the first. I'm really excited about this and hope other members will join. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about this. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:33:36 EST Apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x40865574 Hello AHS, <BR> <BR> I do apologize for not being around but I've had some personal issues I've been dealing with and finding it hard to get back on track. The motivation doesn't seem to be there. I'm struggling at the moment and trying very hard to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else struggling? Anything hindering your progress? <BR> <BR> Maybe we need a support thread. I know I can use some right now. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:14:01 EST trying to get fit and healthy for life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x39535141 I am a mom of 4 with a lot of life changing moments happening this year. I feel like it is time to take control of my health for myself and my family. So that I can effectively deal with my stress and be a better mom, wife, and friend. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:24:09 EST anyone interested in any workout vhs ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x39078571 I have several that I would like to trade or sell. Just send me a message or post on here and I can make a list of what I currently have. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:48:28 EST anyone interested in any workout vhs ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x39078546 I have several that I would like to trade or sell. Just send me a message or post on here and I can make a list of what I currently have. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:47:36 EST Fitness Video Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x38797659 Any fans of fitness video games, like Wii Fit, Yourself! Fitness a.k.a. My Fitness Coach, EA Sports Active, or the Kinect games? Any favorites, good results, bad experiences? <BR> <BR> My wife wants to get a Kinect unit so she can play Dance Central; it's not a fitness game per se, but it'll get her off the couch (her words). Then again, we bought a Wii two years ago and played with it every day for about a month, then we just started checking in on some of the more interesting Channels, t... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:49:56 EST Up for trade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x37947588 This is what I have to trade. If you wanna trade let me know what you have. I will trade several multiples to make it fair. These are not being used so let's make a deal ! Thanks ! Look forward to happy trading !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Trades : <BR> vhs: <BR> Kathy Smith - Kickboxing Workout <BR> Crunch - Cardio Sculpt <BR> Tamilee Webb - I Want That Body <BR> Denise Austin - 30 Minute Target Toner <BR> Power 90 - Cardio Sweat 1-2 <BR> 15 Minute Workouts for Dummies (sealed) <BR> The Firm - Class... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:01:39 EST New Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x37801806 Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Firstly I have to apologize. I've not been around due to some major personal issues. Sadly, this has not been a great year thus far. However, I'm moving forward. So onward and upward. <BR> <BR> It is with this in mind that I would like to start a new challenge going into the new year. It will be fitness related as well as motivational. <BR> <BR> I'm open to and looking forward to your suggestions. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, the challenge for this week i... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:56:00 EST What did you spin on the wheel today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x36829085 I saw this on other threads and thought it would be an easy message to reply to. I only spun 2 today. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:23:44 EST Hello, I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x36777439 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Theresa & I'm soooo happy to be here with the team!! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 23:54:27 EST I am so ashamed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x36658484 Guys, I was so ashamed to see the message "You are an inactive team leader" when I tried to check back in with my team. With school and a new baby (not to mention I wasn't able to logon at work for some time, as the site was blocked) it just hasn't been feasible. But I should have been able to log in in the last 60 days. For that, I 'm sorry. I am considering dropping out as team leader, as I have not been able to make contributions to the group in some time. Is there anyone who would be... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:57:24 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x35497326 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been an SP member for 2 weeks now, and it's great that I came upon this team - working out at home is the only way to go at the moment; it's simply too hot to go to the track, and I don't really like working out in a crowded gym (my neighborhood gym is huge, yet I still had to wait in line to use this machine, or participate in that class, yada yada). <BR> <BR> So, I'm currently using Debbie Siebers' Slim in 6 videos, as well as Zumba DVDs, but later on, I plan ... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:47:10 EST newbie intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x34906743 Hello! I'm definitely a workout at home kind of person. The gym is about 25 minutes away from here, so I tend to do one of my numerous workout DVDs or yoga at home. I'm currently on Amazon restriction because I have too many exercise DVDs. (ha ha) I'm really hoping joining this site and group will help keep me motivated. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:30:07 EST DVD Review Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x33001647 I'm challenging other team members, and myself, to post one review per week over the next month. I have, as I'm sure others have, acquired new dvds that I would love to share with everyone. <BR> <BR> I hope team members will join in this challenge and have fun! <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:18:53 EST Cardio Check in Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x33001573 Hello At Home Sweaters! <BR> <BR> This is the cardio check in thread. We can post daily, the workout and the amount of time. The goal is 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> I hope that other team members will join in. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:15:44 EST Strength Training Minutes Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x30876604 Hey all <BR> <BR> I just wanted to know how come my Strength Training workout is not added to my calories burn on my page? <BR> <BR> Is this also the same for everyone <BR> <BR> Pls fill me in if you know how i can add that calorie burn to my total <BR> <BR> With thank <BR> <BR> Sorry if you see this posted on other groups that i am in. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:31:15 EST Hello Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x30687834 Merry New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> I've not been around due to personal issues and I apologize. This year, I know I have to make a change and I'm moving forward with that. My main committment is to my health. <BR> <BR> I hope you all will join me in this and make 2010 the best year ever. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 14:07:06 EST REVIEW: The Firm: Cardio Dance Fusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x29571366 INSTRUCTOR: Allison Davis <BR> DURATION: 45 minutes with 25 minute express options <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Dance <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Intermediate <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout that focuses on dancing. <BR> <BR> There are three routines on the dvd followed by lunges, plies, and other ballet moves. The first routine is a club dance followed by a latin dance and a jive. The express options feature one ... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:50:52 EST Get on your feet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x29236961 So I've been absent from the board for awhile, and I see some others have too :) I want to know where everyone is in their journey and what they think we can do to improve the team. Has anyone tried any new home workouts? New routines? Taken a break from home workouts to try the gym or the great outdoors? Or taken a break in general LOL! Let us know what's going on with YOU. And let's keep this team going!! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:45:57 EST 100 jumping jacks a day for 60 days !!???!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x28970482 well i am starting my own challange for my self. . . 5 days a go i started a no soda one on a diff team page n i want to do one for this team page . . . the challange for here will be "100 jumping jacks a day for 60 days "!!!!!! Well 2day is day one for me and my challange ....I will cut them in half and only do 50 in the morning and 50 at night . . . i have started to day already done my 50 earlier and i just got 50 more to do 2day Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:29:56 EST I've got news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x28578177 Hi! I've been missing the team a lot. I haven't been posting a lot because I haven't been working out too much. And I haven't been working out too much because....I'm pregnant! Nope, it wasn't planned, but I am happy and worried about the new addition to my life. I am praying for a safe and happy pregnancy. So far, it's been weeks of morning sickness LOL!. I am in my 11th week, and I have been so fatigued and sick that I haven't felt like working out. But I know that I can't stay like... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:01:35 EST 3 Mile Walk Your Belly Flat now available http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x27241205 Walk Your Belly Flat 3 Mile is available at www.walkathome.com Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:35:34 EST REVIEW: Yoga Booty Ballet Live - Light and Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x27222058 INSTRUCTOR: Gillian and Teigh <BR> DURATION: 38 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space, Mat, and Squishy Ball <BR> LEVEL: Beginner <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Soft Music <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Easy <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout with dancing at the beginning followed by some ballet and then strengthening exercises on the floor. Gillian and Teigh are once again accompanied by their "crew" (students from their studio Swerve). <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the work... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:17:30 EST Where I've Been http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x27196996 I noticed that it's been a little stale around here and I haven't been a very good co-leader. I apologize for that. So that you didn't think I completely fell off the planet, I thought I'd let you know where I've been. <BR> <BR> I have been working hard on getting my Masters degree in Public Administration. Since I haven't been to college in about 10 years and haven't been to any formal training in six years (military technical school training which is just like college only shorter) I ha... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:32:45 EST REVIEW: Yoga Booty Ballet Live - Latin Flavor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x27194869 INSTRUCTOR: Gillian and Teigh <BR> DURATION: 40 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space and Mat <BR> LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Latin inspired soft drumming <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Moderate <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout with dancing at the beginning followed by what Gillian and Teigh call ballet floor barre. They are accompanied by their "crew" (students from their studio Swerve). <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the workout, there is s... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:11:47 EST HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x26763454 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! AND GOD BLESS!!!! <BR> <BR> What are ya'll doing for the 4th? Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:01:38 EST T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x26698004 Instructor: Teresa Tapp <BR> Duration of Workout: 15 minutes <BR> Equipment needed: none <BR> Type of Workout: strength, cardio, flexibility <BR> Impact: Mixed, good for all fitness levels <BR> Choreography: Basic <BR> <BR> Ladies, this is an excellent program. Teresa Tapp offers many different workouts that have many different health benefits. The focus is more on inches lost than pounds since you gain muscle using your own weight as resistance. I lost 13 inches in the first week. Chec... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:18:47 EST im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x26149145 hello my name is christina i keep going up and down with my weing ill lose 5 lbs but then might put 4 or 7 back on then lose some its . . just a up and down thing i have done all my life . . . im new to this site n group but i have no idea how to get started dont know what i got to do . . i need help and some one to support me . . i have no one that takes me serous that i want to lose weight . . Mon, 8 Jun 2009 02:11:56 EST What works for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x26001167 I was inspired by a fellow At Home Sweater's spark blog to start this topic :) Maybe we can help each other out if we are not seeing the results we'd like, or if we need some extra motivation. <BR> <BR> So, what works for you? I am what some would call a "spoon" shape: small on the top, and hippy on the bottom :) For my upper body, I think I saw my best results with Jari Love, which was high reps/low weights. For lower body it's the opposite. I find that I need to work my legs more than... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:58:25 EST REVIEW: Hi/Lo Med Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x25349949 INSTRUCTOR: Tracey Staehle <BR> DURATION: 50 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Sneakers, med ball, optional weighted gloves <BR> LEVEL: Solid Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Top 40 instrumental, some goodies from the 70's and 80's ("Super Freak" "My First, My Last, My Everything") <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Moderate <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a hi/lo workout with some medicine ball training sprinkled in twice from fitness instructor Tracey Staehle. She is accompanied by two b... Thu, 7 May 2009 10:26:21 EST Bring on the Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x25339274 Anybody hear about the new Beachbody DVD set called "Insanity"? <BR> <BR> Here is a link on YouTube <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_sSojJQetI </link> <BR> <BR> It looks Insane. It is suppose to be by Shaun T. Tony Horton narrates the Youtube preview and calls it possible the hardest workouts put on DVD EVER. That is saying a lot coming from Tony. The good news? It's ONLY 60 days. <BR> <BR> It comes out on June, let me know if you would like more info Wed, 6 May 2009 22:37:17 EST Dance Off the Inches - Hip Hop Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x25174850 I just purchased this dvd today and completely fell in love with the workout. I feel energetic (which might not be good since it's time to go to bed) and I burned lots of calories (over 400). The workout is called Dance Off the Inches - Hip Hop Party and the instructor is Jennifer Galardi. Jennifer is very energetic and it was easy to get into the music. She has included a section on the dvd to do a brief breakdown of the dance steps she uses. If you are familiar with some hip hop dances... Fri, 1 May 2009 00:08:35 EST I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24982053 Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople. I love to workout at home because I can fit it in whenever I want. I am obsessed with Wii's my fitness coach and haven't touched my video and dvd collection since I got it. I am trying to use my stepper once in a while, since mfc has so much jumping. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:07:57 EST Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24978500 I just joined this team. I'm so excited about it and hope that I can be consistent. Is anyone interested? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:54:27 EST Slim in 6? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24941038 Has anyone tried it? How long are the CD's is it all cardio? or does it have weight training? Does it work? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:20:20 EST New to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24843724 Hi Everyone! <BR> I am new to this team but not to Spark … I have been around - on and off - for about 3 years. I workout at home (do not have a gym membership) using a variety of dvds, a treadmill, exercise ball, a Smart Gym, dumbbells and resistance bands. I know that I can get a fairly good workout using what I have. I came across this team and think it would be a good idea to be part of a group of people basically doing the same thing - exercising at home - like me! I look forward to get... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:45:05 EST Did you start this team just for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24834231 Hello, everyone. I have joined several teams, but this one is so me. I am a workout at home junky. I love scouring Target, finding new dvd's to buy (I was just in there today!). Hubby is waiting to watch a movie, I'll talk more later. So glad to be here! Sun, 19 Apr 2009 02:03:40 EST REVIEW: Kathy Smith's Functionally Fit Lower Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x24651936 NSTRUCTOR: Kathy Smith <BR> DURATION: 31 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: sneakers <BR> LEVEL: Basic/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Toning <BR> MUSIC: nondescript <BR> IMPACT: Low, but can be tricky if you have knee issues <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This is a lower body toning workout led by lovely fitness veteran Kathy Smith. Found on the compilation DVD "Yoga Sculpt", this workout features lower body toning exercises using no equipment. Most of the exercises are fairly simple, standing lowe... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 16:38:04 EST Walk your Way Thin Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24520415 Sorry I didn't post sooner. <BR> <BR> Leslie Sansone has a new set of dvds available. It's the Walk you way Thin series. They are only available at select Target stores. These are all kits and come with walk boosters. <BR> <BR> Punch up your Walk with weight gloves <BR> Walk it Off and Tone it Up with 2 Firm Bands <BR> Belly Buns and Thighs Slimdown with fit cuff <BR> 3 Mile Calorie Blast with walk belt <BR> Walk off Even More Weight with 2lb weight belt <BR> Walk off 10 Pounds with pedom... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:03:54 EST any one tried the tony horton- 10 min trainer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24450526 hi i was woundering if any one has tried the 10 min trainer? is it easy to follow. and stick it. ty, missy Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:59:55 EST What @ Home Workouts (DVDs?) Are you Using? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24367847 So I just recently made the purchase of my life...I got the ChaLEAN Extreme porgram from Beachbody.com - I swear by it! My body is so sore and its bliss! I feel like I'm finally in control again and thats empowering. I'm also a huge Turbo Jam lover! Got to love Chalene! She's so amazing! <BR> <BR> What workouts are you using? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:36:48 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24367747 Looking at the site I saw this and it looked interesting. I have a WII Fit and it works my butt off yet still having a time losing the pounds. SO maybe this will help motivate me. I am 56 and need to lose about 35 pounds. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:33:56 EST REVIEW: Patricia Moreno IntenSati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x24265928 INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Moreno <BR> DURATION: 45 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Sneakers or bare feet <BR> LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio/Toning/Meditation <BR> MUSIC: Sort of new agey <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This workout is very different from anything I have tried. It is difficult to classify, but I'll try my best :) For me, the best way to describe it is a moving meditation. You do a series of simple cardio moves while you repeat positive affirmation... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:19:44 EST Anyone doing Slim in 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24208040 Hi All, I am new to SP, well actively new lol. My name is Liz and I was wondering if anyone was doing the Slim in 6 workout DVDs by Debbie Siebers. I started on 3/22 and would live to find some workout buddies. I've got a lot of weight to lose, 40 lbs, and I would like to start off with Slim in 6 and work my way up to Turbo Jam, P90X etc. I love any and all of the dvds from beachbody.com so much that I became a coach. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:22:20 EST Ideas for Workouts in Small Spaces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x24144131 Like I need anymore DVDs LOL! <BR> <BR> I have recently bought a giant king sized bed to put in my small bedroom apartment. Obviously, I didn't think this through, because now I have lost my workout space. So, I need ideas for workouts with small spaces. I don't have much side to side room, but I can move back and forth. To give you an idea, I was able to do Tae Bo's Live Basic workout without any problems. Hi/lo is very much out the question. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a strength worko... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:58:46 EST Borders Bookstores http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x24044338 Borders has dvds for 30% off. No coupon needed. This includes fitness dvds. Not sure if this is only in store though. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:12:46 EST REVIEW: Karen Voight Pure and Simple Stretch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23728358 INSTRUCTOR: Karen Voight <BR> DURATION: 40 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Optional towel or yoga strap to use with some of the leg stretches <BR> LEVEL: Basic <BR> TYPE: Stretch <BR> MUSIC: Pleasant, jazzy type <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This is a total body stretch routine by fitness veteran Karen Voight. She is like a chiseled statue; so in shape! Inspiring :) Accompanying her are two woman and one guy. The DVD is broken up into two practices - sitting poses and ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:59:48 EST What's on Your wishlist?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x23703735 I've been doing some thinking about what I wanted to add to my collection. Being true vidots I know our list grow longer with each passing day and review lol <BR> <BR> My wishlist includes: <BR> Jari's Extremely Ripped <BR> Lynn Hahn's kickboxing dvds <BR> Absolute Beginners: Step and Dance Aerobic Workout with Nekea Brown <BR> Silk and Feathers: Burlesque Fan Dance <BR> Dance and Be Fit: Abs Burn <BR> Hemalayaa: Yoga for Everyone <BR> Absolute Beginners Fitness: Weight Training with Jules ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:05:10 EST REVIEW: 5K with a Twist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23701032 INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 45 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Leslie is by herself in this offering. No familiar walkers here. She's bubbly but not ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:40:40 EST REVIEW: 5-Day Slim Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23698800 INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 75 minutes approximately <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Mile 1 - Classic Walk <BR> Its just what it proclaims, classic Leslie, w... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:39:05 EST 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23698061 INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 65 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Leslie does the warm up and the first mile solo. In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th mile she has wal... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:17:40 EST REVIEW: Cathe's Muscle Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23624463 NAME of instructor <BR> Cathe Friedrich <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 65 minutes, with various premixes (Upper Body Only, Lower Body Only, Express Premix, and Mix and Match Options) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells, plate loaded barbell, mini step with risers, medicine ball, exercise mat, a lone 10 pound plate <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Endurance strength training workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Good <BR> <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, lo... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:38:13 EST REVIEW: Dance and Be Fit - Brazilian Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23392734 NAME of instructor <BR> Kimberly Miguel Mullen <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 48 minutes (6 minute warm up, 24 minute aerobics, 12 minute Capoeira martial arts/dance, 6 minute cool down) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Bare feet :) or if you choose, sneakers <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Dance/aerobic workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Drum beat, island music throughout <BR> <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, low, or mixed <BR> Mixed, but you can modify easily <BR> <BR> CHO... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:10:35 EST REVIEW: Joyce Vedral Complete Definition Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23304382 NAME of instructor <BR> Joyce Vedral <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 110 minutes. Broken up into around 30 minutes each workout, with a seperate bonus abs workout and modifications section <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells (light, middle, heavy weights) bench or club sized step with risers. Optional hand gloves and mat for floor work. <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Gym style weight training <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Good, recognized some rock stu... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:57:08 EST REVIEW: The FIRM Super Body Sculpt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23278053 NAME of instructor <BR> Stephanie Corley <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 56 minutes (as per collage's breakdown, which I believe is accurate: 6 minute warm up, 33 minute aero/tone intervals, 10 minute toning, 7 minute stretch) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells (light, middle, heavy weights) and fanny lifter or mini step topper with risers <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Gym style weight training <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Generic <BR> <BR> IMPACT w... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:44:27 EST REVIEW: TLT Better Burn, Better Buns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x23272119 NAME of instructor <BR> Tracie Long <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 56 minutes (as per collage's breakdown, which I believe is accurate: 6 minute warm up, 33 minute aero/tone intervals, 10 minute toning, 7 minute stretch) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Medicine ball (participants used 2, 4, or 5 pound balls, rags or paper plates, a dowel or broomstick) <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Aerobic/toning interval workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Pretty good <BR> <BR> IMPACT w... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:20:00 EST REVIEW: Debbie Rocker's AM/PM Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x21831607 NAME of instructor <BR> Debbie Rocker <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 55 minutes (as per collage's breakdown, which I believe is accurate: Workout 1 - 5 minute warmup, 19 minute workout, 4 minute cool down and stretch. Workout 2 - 5 minute warmup, 18 minute workout, 2 minute cooldown and stretch) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Sneakers and yourself :) <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Walking, so I guess low impact aerobics <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Not memorable, but not a... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:04:59 EST Exercise minutes today, plan for next day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x21760265 Good Morning all, there was a thread by this name before and I just wanted to revisit this. Please join me so we can keep each other accountable. <BR> <BR> 12/01 - Cathe Friedrich Push/Pull (44 mins) <BR> 13/01 - Cardio (not sure which one yet) Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:12:45 EST new to you from a new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x21593223 Hi all, I am new to SparkPeople but am really impressed with all that I have see so far.I am a stay at home mom for the time being until I find a new job. But it's time for a NEW ME and I beleive that this is the place to find it. So hello to everyone from the New ME Wed, 7 Jan 2009 17:02:55 EST REBOUNDER - How to use mini tramp?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x21545721 I was attracted to your team because of the rebounder in the photo. <BR> I have a mini tramp - but don't use it much. <BR> Do you have suggestions as to how you use yours??? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:38:03 EST With it being a new year....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x21534362 a lot of people make resolutions. Here is some sound advice I got in an email from Ben Warstler. <BR> <BR> #1 Write out your goals AND an affirmation <BR> <BR> I know you have heard this one before but I wouldn't repeat it if it wasn't vital. Your mind has to <BR> be behind what you are doing or you are doomed to fail before your first workout. Write down what you want to accomplish in one week, one month, three months, and 6 months. As you reach these benchmarks, you will be able to re... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:12:52 EST How would you handle this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x21485823 Okay, I have a small problem. I have two dear people in my life who are overweight. One is my mother, the other is my best friend. They both say they will work out, but then never follow through. <BR> <BR> Here is the problem with mom: she really does need to lose weight due to health issues. She always has excuses why she can't work out, but then wants me to go out and buy her fitness DVDs or some gadget or book. I've traded a lot of my good DVDs on another site to get her some great w... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:58:38 EST Wrapping Up and Getting Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x21482871 I hope that everyone had a happy and prosperous holiday! Now that the new year is upon us, it's time for reflection. What are you proud that you accomplished in 2008 and what do you hope to accomplish in 2009? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:31:13 EST REVIEW: Power Yoga for Strength and Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x21251205 NAME of instructor <BR> Lisa Bennett <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 55 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Yoga mat, yoga block TYPE of workout (strength, yoga, cardio, dance, etc) <BR> Yoga <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Very faint, almost nonexistent <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, low, or mixed <BR> Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY whether it's basic, moderate, or complex, because some of us are klutzes <BR> No choreography <BR> LEVEL: For all levels with advanced and beginning modifications sh... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:20:53 EST REVIEW: Total Yoga Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x21251168 NAME of instructor <BR> Tracey Rich, Ganga White <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 75 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Yoga mat, yoga block (although it isn't demonstrated in the video, I highly recommend a yoga block for certain poses if you are not that flexible), blanket (optional but demonstrated for use in headstand and shoulder stand) <BR> TYPE of workout (strength, yoga, cardio, dance, etc) <BR> Yoga <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Very faint, almost nonexistent <BR> IMPACT whether it's... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:19:56 EST Costco http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x21117239 I paid a visit to Costco this weekend(my favourite store) and they had fitness dvds, buy one get one free. <BR> <BR> I personally picked up Leslie Sansone's newest one, 5 mile Fat Burning Walk and the 10 Minute Solution Kettlebell workout. <BR> <BR> It's the Anchor Bay dvds. Some of the titles I saw were: <BR> Dance Off the Inches: Dance it Off Ballroom <BR> Leslie Sansone's 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk <BR> 10 Minute Solution: Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner <BR> Results:10 Days to a Better... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:57:38 EST 12 Days of Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x20872457 I've been meaning to post this but kept forgetting. <BR> <BR> This is a promotion with different fitness instructors from all over. The workouts are downloadable ebooks, video, audio etc. <BR> <BR> Best of all its free :-) <BR> <BR> I've been getting emails daily and downloaded damn near everything they have to offer. Its awesome :-) <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.12daysoffitness.com </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:17:37 EST Downloadable Workouts From Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x20660787 Check this out. Its awesome! <BR> <BR> <link>iamplify.com/fitness-magazine/?cid=f<BR>m0002?sssdmh=dm17.348662&esrc=nwfpicks<BR>23_09&email=1115272261 </link> Wed, 3 Dec 2008 11:27:51 EST PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x20533424 Please see my blog on 11/26/08 regarding Thanksgiving and Prayers. And please pass the prayer request on to everyone you know! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> God Bless! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:31:50 EST My Confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x20272317 I saw this on another group, and thought it would be great to do it here. Use this as a place to vent, share, and be true to yourself about your feelings, thoughts, emotions. They can be true for the day, the moment, or the week. In short, these are your CONFESSIONS :) Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:26:11 EST WATP only for heavier people? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x20049527 Hi everyone, <BR> I've been lurking here for a while but never introduced myself yet, for which I apologize! (I'll post a separate intro, promise LOL) <BR> I'm currently doing Turbo Jam, 30 Day Shred and run, but reading all the time about Leslie S.'s 'Walk away the pounds' made me wonder if that might be something for me as well? I'd like to have something for the days where I can't run outside or don't feel like doing Turbo Jam, but still need/want to do some cardio. Since I have 2 young ki... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 05:53:05 EST Total Fitness DVDs Specials of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x19884359 This week(Nov 2nd - Nov 8th) we are featuring 19 The Method DVDs for $3.99! <BR> <BR> New in this week - Masala Bhangra Back 2 Bollywood DVD. This will be on the website Monday (in stock now) <BR> <BR> Coming in early this week - Force Fitness Life Force & Core Force (Jump Force is still on Backorder) <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Great Week! <BR> Mary Crowder <BR> www.totalfitnessdvds.com Mon, 3 Nov 2008 09:29:43 EST Walk Away the Pounds Express: Super Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x19864047 NAME Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION 60 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT sneakers <BR> TYPE Cardio <BR> MUSIC Generic stuff, but great beat. <BR> IMPACT Low impact <BR> LEVEL Intermediate <BR> <BR> Let me preface this by saying that I consider myself a high intermediate/low advanced exerciser. Meaning, I love my high intensity cardio by Amy Bento, Christi Taylor, and Cathe Friedrich. I thought that I would use Leslie on my lighter days and I didn't think that I wouldn't burn too many calories w... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:48:23 EST Talk to me about challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19782584 What kind of team challenges would you be interested in? <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas :-) <BR> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:11:37 EST Just wanted to take a moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x19782470 To welcome all the new members. I wish everyone much success on this journey to a healthier you :-) Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:07:28 EST Article: Just one exercise session http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19720964 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single bout of exercise helps obese individuals boost their body's fat-burning rate and improve their metabolic health, results of a small study confirm. <BR> <BR> "This means that exercising, even without losing weight, can benefit individuals in terms of metabolic health," Andrea Cornford, a graduate student researcher from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, told Reuters Health. <BR> <BR> "By exercising to increase their ability to burn fat and store fat ... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:01:24 EST Article: Those who eat fast get fatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19720529 By BECK ELEVEN - The Press | Saturday, 25 October 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wolfing down food until you feel full can treble the risk of being overweight, a new study shows. <BR> <BR> <BR> The combination of eating quickly and continuing at that pace until feeling full has contributed to the obesity epidemic, says a study published in the British Medical Journal. <BR> <BR> New Zealand obesity experts and nutritionists agree the findings can also be attributed to societal changes such as the av... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:47:32 EST Article: HHS Announces Physical Activity Guideline http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19720351 Adults gain substantial health benefits from two and a half hours a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The comprehensive set of recommendations for people of all ages and physical conditions was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. <BR> <BR> The guidelines are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into the... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:41:16 EST Who is your least favourite instructor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19676032 and why? Sun, 26 Oct 2008 20:28:34 EST Who is your favourite instructor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19675985 and what about that instructor inspires you? <BR> <BR> Do dish ;-) Sun, 26 Oct 2008 20:26:09 EST What is your current favourite dvd? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19675896 Mine is almost any Leslie, Turbo Jam and Ripped. One on One with Jackie is slowly becoming a fave. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 20:22:52 EST For Trade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x19633583 Tamilee Webb - Tight on Time Hot Spots Abs, Arms & Buns - Opened but I already have one <BR> <BR> Prevention = Slim Stron and Firm with Lara Hudson - This dvd is unopened as it's a duplicate <BR> <BR> Make an offer :-) Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:32:15 EST Tons of DVDs need a new home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x19595026 Alright girls, I hope this post is ok. <BR> I understand it's mainly for swapping or trading etc, but I thought I also add the prices (ppd stands for postage paid!) in case someone doesn't have anything to swap but would be interested in buying. <BR> <BR> All DVDs are in like-new/new condition! The ones that don't come in their original case have been taken out of the case and immediately put into a DVD. No scratches or anything! <BR> I will ship each in a thick bubble mailer! <BR> <BR> I ... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:11:39 EST October SASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1892x9411x19529961 Cleaning out your DVD collection? Post here Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:52:10 EST How are you doing? Week ending Oct 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19529787 Taking a note from something Keiah posted, I'd like to do this thread once a week. Here we can share, triumphs, tears, vent, whatever you would like. Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:46:40 EST Halloween Hottie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19522537 Halloween is 11 days away so I thought it would be fun to have a race up to that day. <BR> <BR> I propose 500 minutes of cardio in the next 11 days in addition to 100 crunches. <BR> <BR> I hope we have some takers. <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line :-) Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:07:27 EST Jillian Michales 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x19092873 Hi everyone. I've been an at-homer for years now, doing mostly Cathe and Jari Love. I was intrigued by the 30 Day Shred tape and am looking to mix up my regular routine. My question: is it really ok to do it every day, since it includes weights? Or doesn't it really matter (since you're supposed to rest inbetween wt workouts) since you are only working w/weights a total of 9 minutes. Thoughts? Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:08:58 EST How Is Everyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x19054222 Wow, October is already here. It seems that so much has happened and the time has flown by. With holidays just around the corner, I know that it will be even busier for everyone. So I want to take the time RIGHT NOW to see where everyone is mentally, physically, and emotionally. How are my team members? Are you riding high on a cloud? Getting dizzy with all of life's changes? Having good results with your current fitness plan? Or are you maintaining? Wherever you are in your journey,... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 13:42:04 EST REVIEW- Jeanette Jenkins 21 Day Total Body Circuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x18995076 NAME Jeanette Jenkins <BR> DURATION 74 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT dumbbells, ankle weights (optional) and mat (optional) <BR> TYPE Strength <BR> MUSIC Pretty good, not intruding <BR> IMPACT Low impact <BR> LEVEL Intermediate <BR> <BR> Fitness trainer to the stars Jeanette Jenkins has created a strength training DVD with two different workouts: Circuit A and Circuit B. Although they are called circuit workouts, don't believe it LOL! Those small aerobic segments between 3 sets of exercises do... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:33:37 EST REVIEW: Cathe's Muscle Max http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x18870954 NAME Cathe Friedrich <BR> DURATION 68 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT The Original Health Club Step, weighted barbell, resistance band, and various weighted dumbbells <BR> TYPE Strength <BR> MUSIC Very good, some recognizable early 90s stuff <BR> IMPACT Low impact <BR> LEVEL Advanced <BR> <BR> This is a full body strength workout led by the advanced workout queen, Cathe Friedrich. I found the workout to be very tough without dreading it. Of course, I couldn't match Cathe on all her weight choices... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 10:52:48 EST Body Fat - Ughh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x18309795 Okay, so I am basically happy with the way I look. I could lose about 5 vanity pounds, but otherwise I'm okay. My body is pretty toned, could be better, but again I'm okay. And I'm pretty active. I make sure to work out at least four days a week, usually more. And I eat about 70% clean. Plenty of whole grains, brown rice, veggies, fruits, no red meat or pork. Portion control is good. <BR> <BR> So why was I told that I have 29% body fat? I only weigh 133 pounds and I'm 5'5". I didn't... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:18:44 EST Yoga Booty Ballet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x17770474 I was wondering if Yoga Booty Ballet is a good dvd? I saw it & I am thinking about getting it but wanted to know if anyone else has it & what they think of it. <em>304</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:31:40 EST Need Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x17659326 Hello everyone, <BR> I am currently doing Leslie Sansone tapes, stationary bike and a core performance tape but would like some more variety. What suggestions do you have? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:08:52 EST Wow the group has grown. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x17657473 Hey Trinni, Im sorry I've been gone so long. I got seriously lazy after I quit smoking and starting eating everytime I would have been smoking lol. Now I have 25 pounds of the 50 to lose but it could have been worse. :) <BR> <BR> How are you and your progress? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:11:43 EST I'm new with a Fitness Tracking question? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x17617902 Does anyone know how to increase ones Reps? SP has me at 2 reps, but I always do 3 and I know it's not a big deal, but I would like to change it?? Tue, 12 Aug 2008 18:03:11 EST Workouts at home that burn the most calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x17610263 I have a gym membership because its hard for me to work out at home during <BR> The week with a one year old. So I go to workout mon-Friday. I just started implementing a weight workout with took me like 35 minutes to complete and so it didn’t leave me with time to do my cardio. I was thinking I could do a cardio tape at home <BR> On Saturday/Sundays before my daughter wakes up being that I don’t have to go to work <BR> I don’t want a tape that is impossible to do but a challenge and that wil... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:12:45 EST Taking Stock of Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x17571525 I noticed that we were getting a little quiet around here lately, so I decided to start a topic on our goals. Each of us here has joined At Home Sweat and specifically Sparkpeople for some goal or purpose. What are you goals and where are you in reaching them? Have your goals changed since you've joined? <BR> <BR> For me, my goals were as follows <BR> (1) lose weight <BR> (2) tone up (college fine hee hee) <BR> (3) start and maintain a consistent fitness program <BR> (4) eat better, meanin... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:09:06 EST Hello Everyone - I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x17525779 Hello Everyone! I just joined Spark a couple of days ago. I found it on the net by accident and I am sure impressed with it! I cannot wait to reach my goal!! <em>30</em> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:19:38 EST Another newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x17011267 Just thought I would drop a line & say "HI" <BR> <BR> All my exercise is done in or around home. Although I have toyed with the idea of joining the Y for some pool time. ;-) <BR> <BR> My name is JoAnn & I like to do a variety of DVD's, have a treadmill & a bike on a stationary stand...& we live in a hilly area so walks & bike rides are available for a decent workout as well. <BR> <BR> Lately I have discovered that I enjoy doing some strength training with weights. NEVER thought I woul... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:06:54 EST 100 Push Ups Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x16896086 Check out this website <link>www.hundredpushups.com/challenge.htm<BR>l </link> . <BR> <BR> This rotation is supposed to prepare you to do 100 pushups. Right now, I can currently do 14 pushups in a row off my toes. That is woefully down from 30. I want to at least get back up to 30, and possibly push for 100 in a row. So I am up for the challenge! Who is with me? Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:00:49 EST Has Anyone Tried New Rules of Lifting for Women? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x16895278 Hi all! Believe it or not I'm becoming (gasp!) bored with my fitness DVDs. Since buying more is not an option right now, I figured I could alleviate some of that boredom by working out from a book. I'll probably continue to do some cardio at home (decided to do a Christi cardio rotation) but nearly all my strength work at the gym. I have heard great things about the New Rules of Lifting and New Rules of Lifting for Women books. Has anyone heard of them or tried them? What were the resul... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:36:45 EST HAS ANYONE TRIED THE KATAMI WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x16839304 I SAW A WORKOUT CALLED KATAMI HAS ANY ONE EVER USED IT , IF SO HOW DO YOU LIKE IT ? Fri, 18 Jul 2008 23:26:51 EST a tip for all you snackers like me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x16581288 here is a tip that 1 of the girls from another of my teams came up wityh for all of use who snack alot. <BR> <BR> get a jar and putt all kinds of little chores and activities exersizes in it. <BR> <BR> example. 20 wall push ups, clean toilet. vacume a room. dance for 15 mins. anything you can think of that will get you movin or get you thinking of something else. <BR> <BR> then everytime you want to snack go grab something out of the jar an ddo it no matter what it is. that will help ge... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:10:49 EST REVIEW - Living Room Yoga Twist and Bend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x16465777 NAME Eva Barash <BR> DURATION 71 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT Yoga mat, block and straps optional <BR> TYPE Yoga <BR> MUSIC good <BR> IMPACT None <BR> LEVEL Intermediate <BR> <BR> This is an intermediate yoga routine led by instructor Eva Barash. This is a great yoga practice for intermediates you like a flow routine as opposed to just a series of disconnected poses. <BR> <BR> First, a comment on Eva and production quality. Eva is very down to earth, and you can feel the joy of yoga just eman... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:55:14 EST New to this board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x16328131 I've been working out at home for the last fifteen years. It is meditative to me. I occasionally go to the Y, but is does not have the same appeal as pumping iron or walking or any one of a number of trying out fitness tapes in my room. <BR> I have a lofty goal .. I would like to lose fifteen pounds I hope I have to moxy to make it happen! <em>252</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:14:37 EST REVIEW - Solid Gold Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x16227525 NAME Christi Taylor <BR> DURATION 53 minutes (8 minute warm up and cool down, 45 minute routine) <BR> EQUIPMENT Step with risers <BR> TYPE Step <BR> MUSIC good <BR> IMPACT Mixed but easily modifiable <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY Moderate to Complex <BR> LEVEL High intermediate in intensity, advanced in chroreography <BR> <BR> This is another great step workout by Christi Taylor. The workout is divided into 3 sections, two of them being the actual workout (first with the step horitzontal followed b... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 13:03:17 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x16111282 hi all, <BR> <BR> after months of not getting to the gym on any type of regular basis and gaining back the 15 lbs i lost, i've decided to commit to working out at home - so far its working better than all my other "plans." look forward to being on this team. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:52:00 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15870387 Hi, I'm new to the team but joined SP a couple of months ago. I look forward to being a part of this team, looks like fun Mon, 16 Jun 2008 21:17:49 EST What workouts do you keep going back to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x15816262 I know that I am a true vidiot :) I have a ton of fitness DVDs, some not even tried because I crave variety. However, as much as I love variety, there are some workouts that I just keep going back to. For me, they are: <BR> <BR> Jari Love strength DVDs <BR> Christi Taylor cardio DVDs <BR> Cathe strength DVDs <BR> Walking outdoors <BR> <BR> In that order LOL! I have recently tried Amy Bento and Kelly Coffey Meyer and I'm a huge fan. I am also pulling out my rebounder and trying some bar... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 22:33:56 EST A Big fan of the flatter stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15687822 Hi im new to the site and am hoping to get some ideas of more types of home excercising. I am currently using an Airwalker,Ab lounger and a weights bench. I`m getting abit bored doing the same thing day in day out,so what else is there? Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:07:25 EST REVIEW - Angie Miller Strength and Core Fusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x15676378 INSTRUCTOR: Angie Miller <BR> TYPE: Strength training, endurance total body workout <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate <BR> DURATION: 70 minutes, give or take <BR> EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells, tubing with handles and an optional bench <BR> <BR> This is a strength workout featuring Angie Miller. Many of the moves featured are compound moves where you might do a side lunge off the step while simultaneously doing an upright row. However, she will build on the move. First, she'll do the side lunge. Then she'... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:28:30 EST TTapp Hit the floor tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x15644689 Anyone try this tape? How good is it on the abs? Is it any better than any other ab tape like abs of steel etc? Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:31:26 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15491364 I am glad I found this team! I love working out at home and have done so for about 12 years. I look forward to seeing some of your reviews on different exercise videos because sometimes it's hard deciding on whether to spend your money or not. Can't wait to get started! <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:27:43 EST quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x15327893 "One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't." -Henry Ford <BR> <BR> I will no longer be afraid to lose the weight. no more hiding behind the fat girl anymore. NO FEAR Thu, 29 May 2008 10:30:57 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15229695 I am an at home exerciser and I am so glad I found you! <BR> <BR> I'm Dee and I need a challenge to help me off of this plateau! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to teaming with you! Mon, 26 May 2008 07:49:10 EST New & Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15216862 I have always preferred to work out in the comfort of my own home, with tapes and such (I still love my Mtv Grind VHS tapes, haha!) and was thrilled to find this Sparkteam! :) Looking forward to getting more involved and finding out some good at-home routines to test out! :) Sun, 25 May 2008 15:49:16 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x15199467 Hi Everyone. I joined Sparkspeople about 2 years ago, and never got really involved with it. I was a member of the Billy Blanks forum for the past couple of years, and recently left the club. I never realized Sparks had soo much to offer, and am looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> <BR> Currently, I workout at home to tons of videos, and also take kick-boxing classes at a Tae Kwon Do studio 3-4x per week. I love working out, and hope to be able to be of encouragement to ... Sat, 24 May 2008 21:10:08 EST Free Advertising for At Home Sweat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x15184735 Hi folks! Jen at advancedworkouts sells, you guessed it, advanced workouts for the at home exerciser. I was reading through Jen's blog and guess who was mentioned? Sparkpeople. And guess who else? Our group! She has a link to our group on her blog. So not only will people be directed to Sparkpeople, one of the best nutrition and fitness sites on the web but they will be directed to one of the most supportive and active groups. Isn't that flattering and exciting? Plus, she's got great... Sat, 24 May 2008 08:05:59 EST Slim Series Express http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x15055717 Has anyone tried the Slim Series Express Workouts from Beach Body (the same company that brought us Turbo Jam)? It offers a core workout in 35 minutes....sounds like a good match for the 30 Day Shred. I'm interested in hearing what you think of it...the good the bad and the ugly. Thanks! Mon, 19 May 2008 22:13:16 EST was wondering http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14995224 I got this dvd called "The biggest loser 2" & I was wondering what do I add that as for my exercise. Is it high impact aroebics or low impact. Sat, 17 May 2008 11:35:48 EST Question about Jari Love and similar videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14986428 I'm just curious ... when you do Jari Love or other resistance training videos that also get your heart rate up (I just did Self Bikini Ready Fast - whew!), do you count them toward your calories burned? I wear my heart rate monitor and burn quite a lot of calories during those videos, but I've read that the HRM isn't as accurate for strength training - I'm wondering if that's true even for such aerobic types of resistance training routines. Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, and h... Fri, 16 May 2008 22:02:49 EST I joined a gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14971792 Well, I finally did it; I joined a gym yesterday! I've been "sweating at home" since January and have lost nearly 43lbs. I felt it was time to start challenging myself a little more by taking some classes and implementing new workouts such as swimming, spinning (cycling), etc... I will still workout workout at home on Fridays and Sundays but mostly I'll be at the gym taking classes. <BR> <BR> Happy Health! Fri, 16 May 2008 10:43:58 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14939382 Problems are a major part of life. Don't shinge about why you always have problems...Get on with the solving. Take it from someone who has been there - the solving gets easier as you go along. <BR> <BR> Sara Henderson Thu, 15 May 2008 08:39:31 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14902228 A problem well stated is a problem half solved. <BR> <BR> Charles Franklin Kettering Wed, 14 May 2008 00:09:32 EST REVIEW - Pulse Yoga Express http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14877977 NAME Argie Tang and Prisca Boris <BR> DURATION 30 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT yoga sticky mat, yoga block, and light weights <BR> TYPE Yoga with weights <BR> MUSIC Generic; not very good. <BR> IMPACT Low <BR> <BR> This is a yoga with weights routine led by Argie Tang and Prisca Boris. I would describe it more as a fusion workout, yoga postures with several pulsing moves added throughout. Argie uses light weights (2-3 pounds) to bring some intensity into the postures. Prisca shows modification... Tue, 13 May 2008 09:06:59 EST REVIEW- Pulse Yoga Express http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14877151 SEE REVIEW SECTION. POSTED IN WRONG SECTION Tue, 13 May 2008 08:38:29 EST REVIEW: Pulse Yoga I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14850986 NAME Argie Tang <BR> DURATION 55 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT yoga sticky mat, yoga block, and light weights <BR> TYPE Yoga with weights <BR> MUSIC Generic; not very good. <BR> IMPACT Low <BR> <BR> This is another yoga with weights routine led by Argie Tang. I would describe it more as a fusion workout, yoga postures with several pulsing moves added throughout. Argie uses light weights (2-3 pounds) to bring some intensity into the postures. She is co-lead with Prisca Boris who shows modificati... Mon, 12 May 2008 10:52:26 EST Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14782814 Does anyone have one? I absolutely LOVE mine. I am burning more calories with the Wii than anything else. Fri, 9 May 2008 09:42:36 EST Hey all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14782750 I haven't been around much since lat last year. Had a lot going on and just trying to get into a groove now. <BR> <BR> I am still workout out; doing P90X with turbo jam and Cathe Friedrich mixed in right now. I am in week 4 (recovery week) and will move on to week 5 on monday. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to apologise for not being around but should now that things are starting to settle. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all. <BR> <BR> Kim Fri, 9 May 2008 09:40:37 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14752180 I havnt seen Trinni on lately so I thought I would post this Hope its ok <BR> <BR> <BR> "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." –Conrad Hilton <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 May 2008 09:28:55 EST REVIEW - Iron Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14719698 NAME Anthony Carillo <BR> DURATION 60 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT Light handweights or light weighted balls, sticky mat <BR> TYPE Yoga with weights <BR> MUSIC Just okay. I wish that one song would have been played throughout. Music was instrumental. <BR> IMPACT Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY Basic <BR> INTENSITY Varies <BR> LEVEL Intermediate <BR> <BR> This is yoga with weights. Depending on your level of fitness, you use 1-5 pound dumbbells or light weighted balls to execute a series of yoga poses... Wed, 7 May 2008 09:39:23 EST REVIEW - Karen Voight's Half and Half http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14652197 NAME Karen Voight <BR> DURATION 67 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT Handweights and a sturdy chair <BR> TYPE Weights and Cardio <BR> MUSIC Good <BR> IMPACT Mixed but easily modifiable <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY Basic <BR> INTENSITY Moderate but easily modifiable <BR> LEVEL Beginner to low intermediate <BR> <BR> This is a good workout led by fitness expert Karen Voight. The DVD is actually a compilation of two DVDs: Calorie Burn (cardio segment) and Get Firm Fast (strength segment). Hence the name Half... Mon, 5 May 2008 08:53:10 EST Exercise DVD with "real" music? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14626252 Does anyone know of any exercise DVD's out there with "real" (songs that you would hear on the radio) music? I know Richard Simmons has "real" music on his, but I'm hoping for something a little more funky and a little bit younger. I used to love to take a Body Step class at the gym which had great music with it, but I don't belong to a gym right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 4 May 2008 09:05:16 EST REVIEW: Powerstrike Millenium Series 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14573222 NAME Patricia Moreno and Illari Montagnani <BR> DURATION 60 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT Sneakers! <BR> TYPE of workout Kickboxing <BR> MUSIC Good <BR> IMPACT Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY Moderate <BR> INTENSITY Moderate <BR> <BR> This is a kickboxing workout led by Patricia Moreno and Illari Montagnani. Be prepared to sweat! In this workout, it is straight kickboxing, no cardio or aerobics type drills. The instructors give turns setting up the cueing. The form pointers are great. <BR> <BR... Fri, 2 May 2008 09:39:24 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14572919 I'm grateful for all my problems. As each of them was overcome I became stronger and more able to meet those yet to come. I grew on my difficulties. <BR> <BR> J. C. Penney Fri, 2 May 2008 09:32:19 EST REVIEW - Crunch: Super-Charged Kickbox Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14571966 NAME Jeannette Jenkins <BR> DURATION 50 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT Sneakers! <BR> TYPE of workout Cardio Kickboxing <BR> MUSIC Good <BR> IMPACT Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY Moderate <BR> INTENSITY Moderate <BR> <BR> This is a cardio kickboxing workout led by hollywood trainer Jeannette Jenkins. She blends dance moves with kickboxing and punching combos, although not too seamlessly. <BR> <BR> Jeannette is very perky. Almost overly so, but not too much. Her background exercisers are all pretty muc... Fri, 2 May 2008 09:09:44 EST You Can Do Abs Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14545041 Congrats to our team on making and exceeding the 1000 Minutes in April Challenge. We totally rocked it!! I'm very proud of the entire team. <BR> <BR> This month in addition to our cardio minutes. I thought its time to think about our core. Strenghening our core helps to relieve back pain and helps us to stand taller. So our challenge this month is to add some core work. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter if you do pilates, yoga or good old crunches. Just strengthen that core!!!!!!!!!! Don't forg... Thu, 1 May 2008 12:19:26 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14544729 The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. <BR> <BR> William James Thu, 1 May 2008 12:11:14 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14516899 In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. <BR> <BR> Albert Camus Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:52:08 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14484361 Over the winter glaciers I see the summer glow; And through the wild-piled snowdrift, the warm rosebuds below. <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:10:22 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14484062 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team but not new to Spark. I've lost 41 lbs so far and can't wait until I reach my weight goal of 140 lbs. <BR> <BR> Happy Health! Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:01:26 EST 30 Day Shred with Jiillian Michaels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14471732 NAME of instructor: Jillian Michaels <BR> DURATION of workout: 27-28 minutes warm-up to cool-down (there are 3 complete workouts on the dvd which get progressively harder) <BR> EQUIPMENT needed: 3-5 pound weights (also, will want a mat if you are on concrete or wood floors) <BR> TYPE of workout: core workout includes strength and cardio <BR> MUSIC good or bad: fine...haven't paid attn to it <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, low, or mixed: mixed...one person is doing modified for beginners and ... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:57:30 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14429407 Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. <BR> <BR> Robert Louis Stevenson Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:37:35 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14409769 A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative, he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions. <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:33:16 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14388395 The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. <BR> <BR> Martha Washington Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:55:21 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14372054 Hello Everyone, <BR> Not new to spark, but new to this team, <BR> I saw this team on another spark page I exercise at home with several different exercises. <BR> I use my Orbitrek, Ab Lounge, Trampoline, 2 miles walk, jump rope and I also use a exercise ball. <BR> I think I sweat alot at Home, along with cleaning and washing etc. Fri, 25 Apr 2008 18:56:22 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14367000 Sorry its so late. Its been one of those days. <BR> <BR> The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. <BR> <BR> John Milton Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:22:12 EST REVIEW: Gilad's Cuts and Curves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14336142 NAME: Gilad <BR> DURATION: 55 minutes (9 minute warm up, 41 minutes toning, 5 minute cool down and stretch) <BR> EQUIPMENT: resistance tubing, dumbbells <BR> TYPE: Total body strength <BR> MUSIC: Good. It was a driving beat, but not techie or something <BR> IMPACT: low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: none <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate <BR> <BR> This is a total body strength training workout featuring fitness veteran hottie, Gilad. He is accompanied by four other background exercisers, three females and one... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 15:56:33 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14334025 <em>213</em> I'm new to the team. Looked like a good one to join as I only workout at home with my kettlebells or with The FIRM. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 14:39:33 EST New Goals Feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14332117 I'm looking for suggestions as to what we can use for this feature. <BR> <BR> Should drinking our water be a goal? <BR> <BR> What about at least 30 mins of cardio? <BR> <BR> I look forward to your suggestions :-) <BR> <BR> Happy exercising!!!!!!! Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:33:18 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14330442 No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit. <BR> <BR> Helen Keller <BR> Thu, 24 Apr 2008 12:36:16 EST Need Reheatable Meal Ideas.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14318879 I am looking for some good reheatable meal ideas. <BR> I'm the 'motorhome' mom on weekends at events we go to, and I'm in charge of the food for myself and 2 guys. It's my goal to keep us all eating healthy, but is hard to do with limited fridge space and not really wanting to cook (stove and oven) inside. <BR> I need ideas for foods I can freeze and reheat in the microwave easily. Any ideas? Thu, 24 Apr 2008 03:25:02 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14293776 It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things. <BR> <BR> Dr. Samuel Johnson <BR> <BR> *pounds = British currency Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:17:35 EST RUNERVALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14258753 Anyone use these programs Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:11:16 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14252136 When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead on our hands. <BR> <BR> Carl Jung <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:33:43 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14230782 "No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning." -Barbara De Angelis <BR> <BR> Today's quote was sent to me by Kat (thanks again :-)). Sorry its late but better late than never :-) Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:55:15 EST Quotes of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14195442 Never look down to test the gorund before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road. <BR> <BR> Dag Hammarskjold <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Our aspirations are our possiblities. <BR> <BR> Dr. Samuel Johnson <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 12:23:17 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14168270 Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. <BR> <BR> <BR> Eileen Caddy Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:14:04 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9411x14137747 "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." -David Viscott <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you Kat, I really like this one :-) Fri, 18 Apr 2008 08:22:32 EST New!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9411x14122926 Hello everyone! I just joined this team a few seconds ago, so I'm excited to explore all the threads and get some great information. I've been sparking since last November, and I've lost just about 30lbs! <BR> <BR> Hopefully I'll get to know everybody soon! Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:33:38 EST REVIEW - Karen Voight's Great Weighted Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14118925 Instructor: Karen Voight <BR> Type: Strength workout, total body toning <BR> Level: Intermediate <BR> Impact: Mixed <BR> Duration: 83 minutes (7 minute warm up, 69 minute workout, 7 minute stretch) <BR> Upper Body - 29 minutes, Upper/Lower - 25 minutes, Abs - 15 minutes <BR> Equipment - Light hand weights, weighted ball, light ankle weights <BR> <BR> This is a classic Karen Voight DVD from the 1990s. First, do not be afraid of the 90s cheese LOL! From the bright workout clothes (unitards f... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:09:39 EST REVIEW - Christi Taylor Ultimate Cardio Core http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14118120 Instructor: Christi Taylor <BR> Level: Advanced <BR> Impact: Mixed <BR> Choreography: Moderate <BR> Duration: 59 minutes(warm up 3 minutes, workout 33 minutes, toning 18 minutes, cool down 5 minutes) <BR> Equipment: Step and small 3-5 pound ball <BR> <BR> This is a step workout featuring Christi Taylor. In this step workout, she offers a twist by using a 5 pound Soft Touch ball to up the intensity and complexity of the moves. There are four main combos to the workout, and then at the end ... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:42:46 EST REVIEW - Katina Hunter Pump Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14115155 Instructor: Katina Hunter <BR> Type - Total Body weight training, low weights/high reps <BR> Level - Intermediate <BR> Impact - Low <BR> Duration - 65 minutes <BR> Equipment - various weighted dumbbells, step (optional), mat <BR> <BR> This is a total body weight training workout with instructor Katina Hunter. Katina uses compound moves and isolation moves during the workout. The exercises are high rep/low weight. She has four background exercisers with her, who spend some time messing ... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:04:29 EST REVIEW - Serious Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4335x9411x14115091 Instructor - Gin Miller <BR> Type - Total Body weight training, heavy weights/high reps, although I modified down for low weights/high reps <BR> Level - Advanced <BR> Impact - Mixed <BR> Duration - 72 minutes (6 minute warmup, 64 minute workout, 2 minute stretch, according to collagevideo) <BR> Equipment - various weighted dumbbells, step, barbell, mat (i did not use a barbell though) <BR> <BR> This is a total body strength workout led by Gin Miller. If you love Jari Love, I believe you wi... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:02:21 EST